Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
and honda posting double digit gains. gm and ford sales were mostly flat. >>> apple and samsung's bitter patent battle goes on. a temporary sales ban against the galaxy tab 10.1 which a jury recently found did not infringe on any apple patents has been lifted. meanwhile, samsung has now added the iphone 5 to its original filing against apple. >>> new sales figures show a recovery in the american beer budget. shipments are up for the first time since 2008 thanks to the popularity of craft brews. >>> watch out, mini cooper. "the wall street journal" reports nissan is bringing back the datsun in emerging economies. the bare bones version will go for as low as 3,000 bucks for a whole car. that's nice. >>> and finally, rome is cracking down on snacking. that's right. a new law banning eating near the city's historical sites carries a fine of up to $650. i would go broke there. >>> well, coming up, triple crown cabrera. the most famous second plate appearance in history. and manhu on a role. plus, one yankee plays hero twice in one night. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead.